Pictured Above: American Young
The inaugural Nashville Meets London festival, which took place Aug. 13-14 in Canada Square Park in London, England, drew thousands of festival goers to the Canary Wharf estate. The event drew an impressive number of fans and left an overwhelmingly positive response among UK-based Country music fans and locals.
Event co-producer, Peter Conway commented saying, “While we were confident going into this event and what we could expect, never did we imagine the kind of response we had.”
The 2-day event showcased established artists and exciting new talent, and included four acts representing the United States and six acts representing the United Kingdom. From the United States were American Young, Logan Brill, Ty Herndon, and Logan Mize, and representing the United Kingdom were Yola Carter, Megan O’Neill, Pauper Kings, Hannah Rose Platt, and William the Conqueror.
Big Yellow Dog Music artist and festival performer, Logan Mize commented saying, “It was one of the most well organized festivals I’ve ever played; great production, great sound, great setting, and great people to work with. I’m waiting for another call to do it again.”
Throughout the event, many fans took to social media (using hashtag #nashvillemeetslondon) to express their excitement of having a festival with this format-specific program based in their area. One fan (@LivAusten) stated on Twitter saying, “Canada Square already packed! I think we can safely stop referring to UK country as niche. #NashvilleMeetsLondon @yourcanarywharf”
Canada Square Park, located in the heart of Canary Wharf and surrounded by award-winning gardens and over 300 shops, bars and restaurants, filled with fans who were actively engaged in the show – singing, dancing and many baring Country-lifestyle attire.
Canary Wharf is located in the former London Docklands. For the past ten years, Canary Wharf has hosted the Canary Wharf Jazz Festival, which is the largest free jazz festival in the UK, and has a long history of promoting arts and culture throughout its estate.
Nashville Meets London is co-produced by Canary Wharf Arts + Events, Peter Conway Management and Nashville-based agency, The AristoMedia Group. Baylen Leonard (BBC Radio 2 Country DJ), is the artistic program consultant.
The event was free and open to the public.
About Canary Wharf: Canary Wharf Group plc has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, designing and building more than 16m sq ft of iconic London real estate which now houses local and international companies and renowned retailers.
The Canary Wharf Estate is a major retail destination comprising five shopping malls, including the award-winning Crossrail Place, housing one of London’s most stunning roof gardens. It also has world-class, year-round arts and events programme offering over 100 diverse and culturally inspiring events performed throughout the Estate.
Canary Wharf Group is a wholly owned joint venture between Brookfield Property Partners and the Qatar Investment Authority.
Pictured Above: Logan Brill
Pictured Above: American Young